Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! From What's Bakin'!
Thanksgiving was a little different this year. Typically we make our way to the lake for lunch and hang out there all day with Shannon's family. We had a change of plans this year. We celebrated Papa's 89th birthday and had dinner at our house. We hosted 17 adults and 4 children for lunch. Clayton, April and the girls caught up with us for dessert. It was a packed house! We truly enjoyed visiting with my Aunts, Uncles and cousins from out of town. I know Papa enjoyed everyone being together too. It was a special day for him.
All the food was De-Lish!!! We all pitched in and prepared assigned dishes. We were certainly giving thanks for all the great cooks in the family.
By the day's end we were feeling truly blessed that all of us could be there together. We don't get to do it often but it sure us worth it!!!!
---Thanks to my sweet friend, Ansley,
accommodating all those people wasn't as big of a chore as I had anticipated.
She helped me set the tables and make arrangements for some very festive
centerpieces! (Thanks, Ans!)---
Table 1
Tables 2 & 3 (Table 4 not shown)
The Kiddie Table

Dad and his siblings with Papa
Uncle Joe Tronco Jr., Dad-Mike Tronco, Aunt Joan Tronco, Papa-Joe Tronco Sr., Aunt Angie Tronco-Kirk

Cousin Dawn & her friend, Nic, and Mom Dined together
Fulton enjoyed his dessert Mike, Andrea, Dawn, & Aunt Angie
Michael, Kristin, Shannon, & my plate of food! Mark, Uncle Joe, Dad, Aunt Joanie, Aunt Kathy, & Papa
Happy Birthday, Papa!!!! We love you!!!
Papa with his great-grands

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Oh! Yes it's ladies Night...

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My friend, Leigh & I are chairing Holiday Market---Ladies Night Out! It is a ton of work but so much fun. This event will be great for Card/Bunco groups, Play groups, Church groups, office parties, or just a great Ladies Night Out. We have planned some fabulous Christmas and 80's music for you to shop and socialize to. There will also be a super "Holiday Hunt" treasure hunt which will make you eligible to win some great items from our vendors!

I really hope you and your g-friends will come out and support the JLC and its great cause!!!!
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, November 29th
Cantey Building
SC State Fairgrounds
contact me for more info or go directly to the Junior League of Columbia's website

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Funny Story

Today was Chick-fil-A day at school. The boys stayed after and ate lunch from chick-fil-a. When I picked them up I asked Sam how his lunch was. His response went like this:
Mommy, it was chick-fil-a day and I didn't eat all my lunch. They got my order
wrong. I was supposed to get the 6 nugget kids meal and all they gave me was
a hamburger with one big giant nugget inside.
He was referring to the chick-fil-a sandwich! I laughed so hard, I had to sit at the stop sign for a moment and regroup.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Letter Bugz is Rockin' and Rollin' to get ready for the upcoming Holiday Season. Be sure to check out our blog specials! Visit the site and blog frequently for updates. And I would love it if you would pass it along to others!!! Thanks, XO---CTB

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Happy Birthday to Muzzy!

Sam asked Muzzy what kind of birthday party she wanted and they decided on a Little Mermaid theme. (He's really into theme parties!) We were unable to join them for dinner but we had a fantastic party later in the evening! I baked a cake complete with an Ariel candle topper. We had blowers for the boys and Ariel crowns for the girls. We ate cake and ice cream and watched Muzzy open presents. Muzzy loved her "birthday party" and so did the boys!

A note to Momma: Thanks for ALL you do to make every
occasion so special. I am so glad you have established so many wonderful traditions that I can now pass on to my boys. You inspire me in so many ways. Through your actions, you remind me that my
options in life will NEVER be exhausted as long as I use my creativity. You are truly amazing in all that you do! Thanks for being so wonderful and I hope you've had a great birthday! We love you!!!!

The Little Mermaid mini-party

Muzzy blows out he candle

Muzzy, Jenny and Me pose as sea princesses with our crowns